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What is required for a degree with a math specialization?

 

The curriculum is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree. It is designed to prepare students to major in one of the following fields: mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, operations research, applied mathematics or computer science.

Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

The total credits for the Associate of Science Degree in Science with a Specialization in Mathematics is 60-62. Twenty of these credits must be taken in the math courses for transfer to a four-year institution.

The recommended preparation includes satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 4 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science and 1 unit of social studies.

First Semester

Second Semester

CSC 110 (3 credits)

Introduction to Computing

CSC 130 or MTH 286 (3- 4 credits)

Scientific Programming or Discrete Math

ENG 111 (3 credits)

College Composition I

ENG 112 (3 credits)

College Composition II

HIS elective (3 credits)

HIS 101, 102, 121,or 122 recommended.

MTH 174 (5 credits)

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II

MTH 173 (5 credits)

Calculus w/Analytic Geometry

Social Science Elective (3 credits)

Includes Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

Social Science Elective (3 credits)

Includes Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

 

 

SDV 100 (1 credit)

elective in Student Development courses

 

 

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Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 credits)

Includes Art, English, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Speech & Drama and Foreign Language

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 credits)

Includes Art, English, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Speech & Drama and Foreign Language

MTH 277 (4 credits)

Multivariable/Vector Calculus

MTH elective
(3-4 credits)

In the 200 level according to the transfer institution

MTH elective
(3 credits)

In the 200 level according to the transfer institution

CST 110 (3 credits)

Intro. to Communication

Natural Science/Lab
(4 credits)

BIO 101-102,
CHM 111-112,
PHY 201-202,
PHY 241-242 or
PHY 243,
GOL 105-106, or
any 200-level Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics course.

Natural Science/Lab (4 credits)

BIO 101-102, CHM 111-112, PHY 201-202,
PHY 241-242 or PHY 243,
GOL 105-106, or any 200-level Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Physics course.

PED 116 (1 credit)

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